worm emails marked as possible spam

IT Dept itdept at FRACTALWEB.COM
Thu Dec 1 20:34:17 GMT 2005

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IT Dept wrote:

> Jeff,
> I agree. This seems like EXACTLY what's happening. I haven't been over 
> on the clamav list lately...what are people saying there about this 
> issue?
> Cheers,
> Chris

Hi Jeff and all,

I take back what I said. I have checked by logging in via ssh and 
visiting the message quarantine dir and typing "clamscan *" and it does 
indeed find Sober.U.

So, back to MailScanner then...Why, if a message is not being tagged as 
"high spam" would the message appear to not be scanned for viruses? What 
happens first, a blocked file or the virus scan? My guess is that 
because the file is blocked (we don't allow .exe files ever), 
MailScanner is not sending the file to be scanned for viruses; as a 
result my users are being deluged with bad content messages...sometimes 
over a hundred a day. Is there a way to change this, other than allowing 
.exe files?


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